Imports of non animal origin products - EU controls

List of products requiring a CED

The products listed on this page have all been identified by the European Commission as a risk.  Additional import controls are required at the border.  All of these products are required to be accompanied by a CED and often other documentation such as the results of sampling and analysis.  Read more about the import controls.

In many cases it is not just the raw material that is covered, for some controls products containing 20% or more of the controlled product is covered.

Index 

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Argentina Dominican Republic Indonesia Pakistan Thailand
Azerbaijan Egypt Iran Senegal Turkey
Bangladesh Ethiopia Japan Serbia Uganda
Bolivia Gambia Kenya Sierra Leone United States
Brazil Georgia Lebanon Sri Lanka Uzbekistan
Cambodia Ghana Madagascar Sudan Vietnam
China India Nigeria Syria  

 *Please note - the product descriptions used in this table have been summarised.  If your goods are wholly or partly made of any of the specified products you are advised to check the detail of the referenced legislation to find out if import conditions apply.

Country Product* Requirement Details/ Legislation
Argentina Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite - Food and Feed CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
Azerbaijan Hazelnuts & derived products CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
Bangladesh Betel Leaves  Ban Temporary ban on betel (paan) leaves from Bangladesh - Regulation 2014/88
Bolivia Groundnuts/ peanut butter CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Brazil Black Pepper (whole) – Food CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009
  Brazil Nuts in shell and mixtures containing – Food CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Groundnuts – Feed CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
Cambodia Chinese Celery (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
China Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite – Food/Feed CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Rice & Rice Products CED /H-cert Restrictions & import conditions rice & rice products from China - GMOs - Regulation 2011/884
  Tea leaves/bags CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Goji berries CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annum) crushed or ground - Food CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Dominican Republic Aubergines (fresh/chilled) CED
High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Yard Long Beans (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Egypt Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite (Food/Feed) CED/H-cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Ethiopia All dried spices - Food CED/H-cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Sesamum Seeds   CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Gambia Groundnuts & Products – Food/Feed CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Georgia Hazelnuts in shell and shelled - Food CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Ghana Groundnuts & Products – Food/Feed CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Palm Oil - food CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
India Betel Leaves CED/H-Cert Control of Salmonella - Regulation 2017/186
  Chilli (Deggi Mirch) (whole, crush, ground) CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Cayenne Pepper CED/H Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Curry Leaves (fresh/dried) CED/H-Cert Control pesticide contamination Regulation 2018/1660
  Groundnuts/Peanut Butter/Composite - Food/Feed CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Nutmeg CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin  Regulation 884/2014
  Okra (bhindi) (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009
  Paprika CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Peanuts & Products - Food/Feed CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Peppers (other than sweet)
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009
  Sesame Seeds (Till or Ajonjai) CED/H-Cert Control of Salmonella - Regulation 2017/186
  Sesamum Seeds CED/H-Cert Control of Salmonella - Regulation 2017/186
  Guar Gum CED/H-Cert Indian Guar Gum import requirements - Regulation 2015/175
Indonesia Nutmeg CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin  Regulation 884/2014
Iran Pistachios & Products CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
Japan All food and feed CED/Declaration/
Possibly Lab Cert
Import controls for food and feed from Japan - Regulation 2016/6
Kenya Beans (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Lebanon Turnips (pickled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Madagascar Groundnuts and derived products CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Nigeria Watermelon seeds & Products (Egusi) CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Dried beans Ban Prohibition on the import of dried beans originating from Nigeria - Regulation 2015/943
  Sesamum Seeds CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Pakistan Peppers (other than sweet) 
Capsicum species (fresh/chilled/frozen)
CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Senegal Groundnuts - Food/Feed CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Serbia Raspberries (frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Sierra Leone Watermelon Seeds & Products (Agusi) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Sri Lanka Peppers (all capsicum species) - dried roasted crushed or ground CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Sudan Groundnuts - Food/Feed CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Sesamum Seeds CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Syria Turnips (pickled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Thailand Peppers (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Turkey Dried Apricots CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Dried Figs & derived products CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Hazelnuts & derived products CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Lemons CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Pomegranates CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Sweet Peppers (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Pistachios & derived products CED/H-Cert Control of aflatoxin Regulation 884/2014
  Vine Leaves (In Brine, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid) CED Control pesticide contamination Regulation 2018/1660 
  Dried Grapes - Food (raisins/sultanas) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
Uganda Peppers (other than sweet) (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Sesamum Seeds CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
United States Pistachios (in shell, shelled and roasted) - for food use CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009
Uzbekistan Dried Apricots & Apricots, otherwise prepared of preserved - for food use CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009
Vietnam Basil (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Peppers (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Coriander (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Mint (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Okra (fresh/chilled/frozen) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Parsley (fresh/chilled) CED High Risk Food & Feed - Regulation 669/2009 
  Dragon Fruit (fresh/chilled) CED Control pesticide contamination Regulation 2018/1660

 

 

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  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 178/2002
    Overarching Council Regulation laying down general principles of food law. Sits above the Regulation 882/2004 and Commission Decision 97/78(EC)
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 Official controls feed and food
    Council Regulation making arrangements for the import controls in respect of food and feed (and food related items).
  • Customs Tariff/Commodity Codes

    CN codes can be checked online using the trade tariff on the Gov.uk website.

  • EU Food Safety Website
    The European Commission generates almost all of the legislation that is applied to imports to ensure smooth functioning of the internal market and as part of their commitment to make Europe's citizens healthier and safer. They have their own website Europa where they provide information about EU policy.
  • EU Law EUR-Lex search
    The European Commission generates almost all of the legislation that is applied to imports to ensure smooth functioning of the internal market and as part of their commitment to make Europe's citizens healthier and safer. They have their own website Europa  where they publish legislation. New legislation is published daily in the Official Journal.
  • Food Standards Agency - Imported Food Information
    The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) lead on policy affecting imports of fish and other food safety and standards controls. The Imported Food Branch provide a helpline for general enquiries about food imports who can be contacted by email imported.food@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk.
  • Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Clearances

    HMRC Her Majesties Revenue and Customs are responsible for ensuring that controlled consignments from third countries have undergone border checks and the charges have been paid before releasing consignments for import.

  • Public Health England - Microbiology

    Public Health England is the body responsible for carrying out microbiological analysis on food, feed and water samples. Arrangements are in place to transport samples under temperature control to the laboratory in London where the analysis is carried out.